Dalí, López, Barceló: Art Concept and Aesthetics through Writing and Filmmaking

By Cristina Manzano Espinosa.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Theory and History

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Painters' interest in expanding their vision about art beyond the canvas finds its place within the conceptual perspective of art creation. The need to reassure their expression and make their art more meaningful and influential gives us the key to that perspective, which we will analyze through three Spanish artists: Salvador Dalí, Antonio López, and Miquel Barceló. In all of them we find a prolific activity of textual meditation. They choose different approaches such as literary, biographical, or academic. And what is even more enriching in order to study the extent of their works: they move their pictorial interest to cinema narrative. We will use a comparative methodology in three items: their formative period, the use of their texts to advance in a conceptual art perspective, and their cinema interests dealing with art aesthetics. This article has been completed within the I+D+i Research Project: The Brand Image of Spanish Cinema (CS02011-24622), financed by the Spanish Secretary of Science and Innovation.

Keywords: Art and Filmmaking, Aesthetics, Art Texts, Cinema, Spanish Painters

The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 8, Issue 2, July 2014, pp.47-54. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 3, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 336.756KB)).

Cristina Manzano Espinosa

Professor of Audiovisual and Cinema Narrative, Departamento de Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad II , Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain